Michael Lake
Michael Lake President & CEO Leading Cities Boston, United States of America


Mike Lake is the founder and CEO of Leading Cities and drives global innovations in resiliency and sustainability for cities helping them become more sustainable and to achieve their carbon reduction goals. Michael’s career in public service spans from serving three United States Presidents and serving the former Prime Minister of Ireland.


Save to calendar 15-11-2022 11:00 15-11-2022 11:30 Europe/Madrid Towards Greener Tourism and Smarter Destinations

Mass tourism can affect cities, their residents, and neighbourhoods negatively. After some challenging years for the most popular destinations, the lesson is learnt, and smarter and more sustainable tourism is becoming a new model to balance the full experience for visitors and the care of host communities. But sometimes, this could be a long way as infrastructures and the own system cannot follow the lead. How are cities working on their path towards a smarter destination?


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Save to calendar 15-11-2022 11:30 15-11-2022 11:45 Europe/Madrid Building a Future-Ready Kyiv

The main problem of the decade issues how cities will cope with fast-changing factors. It should be created in a liveable, inclusive, and competitive frame that adapts to any unexpected future challenges. In the case of Kyiv, just recovering from the pandemic, the city is facing an even larger crisis: a fight for survival. In this session, we will discover Kyiv’s experience and outline how future-ready digital technologies can help cities stay resilient even in front of the toughest challenges, during a war.


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Building a Future-Ready Kyiv

Economy #Crisis Management, #Digital Services, #Emergency Response, #Resilience
Tuesday, November 15 - 11:30h - 11:45h (GMT+)
Save to calendar 15-11-2022 11:45 15-11-2022 12:30 Europe/Madrid Urban Innovation: Who Pays the Bill?

How can cities ensure their positive impact on development and transformation? Funding and financing strategies are crucial for smart city frameworks to be implemented in reality. This process requires infrastructure modernization and implementation, and local governments need to mobilise financial sources and innovative financing strategies. This session will explore the tools available as multinational development banks, PPEPs, subsidies, sovereign funds or public loans, among others; the risks embedded, and how cities can access them.


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